The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and MikeEpisode 4 is dedicated to creativity, from where to find it to—more importantly—how to practice it. Johnston then shares stories from his recent clinic tour in Germany, which included a stop at the Meinl cymbal factory. This week’s gear review focuses on DW’s Jazz Series cherry/gum drumset.



“The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike” is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: